PARKINSONS DOCTOR ST PETERSBURG – PARKINSONS TREATMENT ST PETE
Dr. Harish Patel, M.D. has over 25 years experience in helping patients with Parkinson’s.
Our compassionate team is located right in the heart of Pinellas County.
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Compassionate Care, Professional Staff and 25+ Years Experience – Serving all of Tampa Bay
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.
Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems. The main motor symptoms are collectively called “parkinsonism”, or a “parkinsonian syndrome”.